Julia Ann O’Donnell

Julia Ann O’Donnell

Julia Ann O’Donnell, 55, of Vienna, went to be with The Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 7.

She passed away at her home, following a battle with cancer.

She was born April 4, 1963, in Wichita, KS, the daughter of Lyle and Mary Ann Woodring.

She graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in chemical engineering and maintained her designation as a Registered Professional Engineer until the time of her passing. She was a member of Chi Omega sorority at Oklahoma State.

She worked for DuPont in Corpus Christi, TX; Washington Works in Parkersburg; Ponca City, OK; and Houston, TX (Conoco).

She met her future husband, Michael Stephen O’Donnell, during her first tenure at the Washington Works and transferred back to the plant in 1994 at the time of their marriage.

Julia retired from DuPont at the time of the birth of their son, Kyle Stephen, in 1999. She continued her at-home career through the birth of their daughter, Leah Suzanne, in 2002. In 2007 the family welcomed Julia’s mother, Mary Ann Woodring, to their home and Julia began home schooling both children. She continued their educations to see Kyle through his high school graduation and Leah through her sophomore year of high school.

Julia’s spiritual life was her rock throughout all things. At the time of her passing, Fellowship Baptist Church was the family’s church home.

She had served on the Vienna Public Library board of directors. Julia also was involved in Troop 20 of the Boy Scouts of America. She quietly assisted with many other civic, charitable, and recreational activities.

Julia was preceded in passing by her father, Lyle; and Michael’s mother, Susan.

She is survived by two sisters, Janice Woodring and Tammy Streets both of Tulsa, OK; Tammy’s husband, Phillip; and two nieces and two nephews.

In addition to her father-in-law, William O’Donnell of Phoenix, AZ, survivors on Michael’s side of the family include brothers Rob of Seattle, WA; and John and his wife, Kirsten, and one niece and two nephews of Texarkana, AR.

Michael, Kyle, Leah, and Mary Ann would like to thank all their friends and church family for their continued prayers and support in so many ways.

Funeral services will be Monday at 3:00pm at the Leavitt Funeral Home in Parkersburg with Pastor Jon Lands officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 4:00-8:00pm.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.leavittfuneralhome.com.